The character Balaam is introduced. He is the Moab leader, a magician and an unbeliever. God reaches Balaam in some rather comical ways. Balaam attempts to curse the Israelites, God fixes his speech so that he actually blesses them. Balaam is stunned. God also speaks to Balaam through his donkey to get his attention. Balaam is amazed. Soon, Balaam learns to respect the power of the Israelite God.
We get to know God in different ways in Numbers. He wants our willful obedience, His love for us is patient and never-ending, His promise is for us to prosper in His way. God is all powerful as well. He can speak through a donkey. He can confuse a magicians' speech. And sometimes, He even seems as if He has a sense of humor.